It’s July 1st, 2019 and biggest tech giant has started rolling out latest monthly updates for it’s Pixel devices. Except Pixel C, the complete Pixel family including Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A are getting the July 2019 security update from Google. The July 2019 security update for Google Pixel is already live via OTA, but if you are really concerned about the security of your device and want to download and install manually the July 2019 update on your device then you are reading the right post.
Just see the instructions below to download July 2019 security update for Google Pixel 1/2/3/3A as OTA or Factory image and flash it manually. So here we must tell you that the Android Pie based July patch is rolling out as build PQ3B.190705.003 for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, then Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL gets the update as build PQ3A.190705.003 then comes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which is seeing the update as PQ3A.190705.001, and finally the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL have received build PQ3A.190705.001.
July 2019 security patch details!
It is needless to mention the update comes with July 2019 security which is based on Android 9.0.0 Pie. The update brings improved security against the Malware and exposure that mostly attack through internet. Other improvements are applied on various departments in the system including, fix for OK Google Keyword, freezing issue on boot screen is resolved, fix for freezing in EDL mode with a blank screen, and improves Titan M module.
Just download the specified firmware from the links below and then follow the process to install it on your device either via OTA or as Factory image.
Download July 2019 security update OTA for Pixel devices
Download the OTA updates for your Pixel device from the link above and then follow further instruction over here to flash the OTA via Adb sideload.
Download July 2019 factory images for Pixel devices
Download the firmware files according to device model, else flashing the wrong file will damage your device.
How to install July 2019 factory images PQ3A/PQ3B.190705.003 / 001 on Pixel devices
A working USB data cable is required.
Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC, Here we have a guide to do that.
Download the OTA image for your device and move it to the internal storage of your device
To install the factory images, the bootloader on your device must be unlocked.
- If you own first and second generation Pixel devices then follow this guide to unlock it right away
- Pixel 3/3XL owners should follow this guide to unlock bootloader.
Steps to install Pixel factory images manually
Step 1: Download the factory image for your device from the links above.
Step 2: Extract the factory image zip on your PC
Step 3: Run the flash-all.bat file on windows PC.
Step 4: If you are on Mac/Linux then run the file flash-all.sh.
Wait for the process to complete.
That’s it! If you find any difficulty in the update process let us know, and stay tuned with Gadgetstwist.com for more updates.